Rants on Cycling and on Life:
Photos of people and bicycles that pass in front of my camera
I don't know. There's just no excuse for using a cell phone while in the charge of a moving vehicle.
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Why isn't that guy smoking?Anyone text messaging on a bike should TOTALLY be smoking a cigarette, too.My 2 cents.dv
it is funnythe technology of the day is so much of the messenger's dayjust as the beeper came on and added the businessthe fax machine came on and threatened to kill itthe industry did not dieoriginals and such keep the industry alivewalkie talkies which were amazing when they happened will soon be phased out as digital two ways like a Nextel phone can handle the same tasksbut all these things happen on the movemaybe at a riskrisk is part of these people's day to day lifesome of these guys crave pushing the dangerriding fixed gears no handed and flipping the bag forwardonly to slip out a package and pass it off to a car courier to take it out of townsome people seek riskssome people are fueled by thisthat cat has been a messenger (and a hardcore rider) for longer than most of the top pros of the day have been riding bicycles
that said...I am against the distractions of cell phones, head phones, and text message devices while operating a moving vehclebut it happenseverything in moderationand with respect and concern for the safety of others
while I totally agree that talking on cell phones or text messaging while operating a moving vehicle is completely inappropriate, I would like to point out that the courier is traveling in a straight line with no other vehicles around. He is using a Nextel radio to speak with his dispatcher--a technology that allows brief questions and answers while only using one hand and not blocking any view and allowing the ability for full range of head motion. While it does appear that he is looking down and not paying attention, I have full confidence that Mark (aka Stutterin' Mark, aka Remix) can handle himself on that bike while speaking to his dispatcher, carrying a box and saying "whats-up" to a friend at the same time. Mark doesn't smoke cigarettes--hence the reason he is not smoking one. He also has a super cute stutter that comes out when he gets a little nervous. He probably talks best while doing something else at the same time, such as riding his bike, in order to keep himself from focusing on his nervous stutter. Just a thought--some people aren't wired to do only 1 thing at a time.
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